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Pakistani clerics declare 'honour killing' against Islam

2016-06-14

A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring "honour killing" over perceived damage to a family's reputation against the teaching of Islam

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Incredible moment elated Syrian women rip off strict Islamic robes and headscarves after escaping religious persecution under ISIS

2016-06-13

This is the incredible moment elated Syrian women tear off their black shapeless robes as they enter Kurdish-controlled territory after fleeing for their lives from the clutches of Islamic State

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Qatar to deport Dutch woman convicted of illicit sex

2016-06-13

Tourist who said she was drugged and raped in Doha to be sent back to the Netherlands after "fornication" conviction.

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Read Joe Biden's Open Letter to the Stanford Survivor of Sexual Assault

2016-06-10

Vice President Joe Biden has written an open letter of his own in support of the anonymous survivor

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Pakistani mother arrested for allegedly burning her teenage daughter alive

2016-06-10

A woman is under arrest in Pakistan after the she allegedly burned her teenage daughter alive for getting married without her family’s permission

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Amal Clooney to represent ISIS survivor Nadia Murad and victims of Yazidi genocide

2016-06-10

Clooney will act as their counsel to hold the Islamic State accountable for the genocide, sexual enslavement and trafficking of thousands of girls and women

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ISIS extremists burn 19 Yezidi girls to death in Mosul

Jan Nasro
2016-06-06

Extremist jihadis of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed 19 Yezidi girls by burning them to death, activists and eyewitnesses reported

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Over 17 mln women and girls collect water in Africa, at risk of rape and disease

Lin Taylor
2016-06-02

The need to walk long distances to find water puts women and children at a higher risk of sexual abuse

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Egyptian teenager dies during illegal genital mutilation surgery, official says

Salma Abdelaziz and Sarah Sirgany
2016-06-02

After Mayar Mohamed Mousa's twin sister finished her operation, it was the 17-year-old's turn to go under the knife

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